For participants

Travel information

How to get to St. Bernardin Convention Centre?

Portorož and Piran are accessible through a number of different routes. 


By Car

The central location of Slovenia and the congress venue enable easy access by car from a number of different European countries. Within a 500 km radius lie the capitals of Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic and Austria.  


By Plane

There are several airports in the vicinity of Ljubljana, which provide good connections to Europe and beyond. Ljubljana (Slovenia), Trieste (Italy), Venice (Italy), Treviso (Italy), Pula (Croatia) and Zagreb (Croatia) airports are all relatively close by, while low-cost airlines operate on most of them.


International Airports Distance from Ljubljana Distance from Venice
Ljubljana, Slovenia 25 km 265 km
Venice, Italy 240 km 15 km
Treviso, Italy 235 km 40 km
Trieste, Italy 130 km 130 km
Pula, Croatia 220 km 300 km
Zagreb, Croatia 150 km 390 km


A well-organized shuttle service GoOpti operates between Ljubljana and all airports, providing the most economical and time-efficient transportation. 



By Train

Koper can be reached by train via Ljubljana, where international trains stop. Germany, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Switzerland are all connected via direct routes with Ljubljana, where you can board a train to Koper. Between Koper and the congress venue local buses run, connecting the three cities on Slovenia's coastline. 

A ride from Munich to Koper starts at € 40, while you can even reach Koper by train from Frankfurt for € 70.  You can find more information regarding train transfers and timetables here

The nearby city of Trieste has a major train station that has direct connections to Venice, Vienna, and other locations.

All information regarding train transfers and timetables are available here.


By Bus

Koper has a central bus station and is well connected with numerous cities in Europe. You may inquire in your travel agencies on the best way to get there. Depending on your origin, if you are unable to find direct fares to Koper, you may travel through bus stations in Ljubljana (Slovenia) or, Trieste (Italy).


Information on bus connections may be found on the following links:

If you are arriving from - 

Ljubljana, Slovenia 

Trieste, Italy 

A low-cost FLIXBUS also serves Koper and neighbouring towns.